Debugging rules

Subject: Debugging rules
From: Richard Mateosian <srm -at- C2 -dot- ORG>
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 1996 15:19:34 -0800

>"Did you know...
>Things that go away by themselves come back by themselves."

That's an old debugging rule.

If the problem went away without your changing anything, it's likely to show
up again.

If you changed something, but you can't show how the problem you corrected
*caused* the symptom that went away, you can't feel very confident that the
symptom won't return. ...RM

Richard Mateosian http://www.c2.org/~srm/ President, Berkeley STC
Freelance Technical Writer srm -at- c2 -dot- org Review Editor, IEEE Micro


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